Donna Dickenson was born in New England and educated at Wellesley College and the London School of Economics. Since obtaining her PhD in philosophy and medical ethics, she has held a number of prestigious academic posts in Britain and has served on many hospital clinical ethics committees. Now Professor Emeritus at the University of London, she has written twenty books, of which Body Shopping is the most recent. In 2006 she received the international Spinoza Lens Award for contribution to public debate on ethics.
During the first half of the program, Ian was joined by author Matthew Connelly, who shared his research into the history of world population control and the underlying misconception that all of the world's big problems (poverty, war, pollution, etc.) have been caused because there are too many people on the planet. Connelly discussed some of the people and organizations involved in population control, including the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the United Nations, and Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. He said Sanger's birth control movement eventually came to be allied with the unsavory agendas of eugenists. Connelly talked about one Ford Foundation consultant's 1968 suggestion to use crop dusters to spray sterilizing agents over the entire country of India. He further noted that the United Nations has also tried to control India's population by providing grants for sterilization programs.Connelly revealed some of what his research of the Secret Vatic ... More »Host: Ian Punnett